Apricots & Apriums
Autumn Royal Apricot: Late season apricot with great flavor. Ripens September 5 to 20 here in the valley. Fruit is medium to large sized with good color. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.
Blenheim Apricot: All-purpose freestone. Sweet, aromatic, flavorful - the long-time No. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-8.
Brittany Gold Apricot: The Brittany Gold apricot is a medium-sized, late-season selection that ripens in the last two weeks of June. This large, firm apricot features a sweet flavor, uniform yellow color and juicy, freestone flesh. The tree is large and vigorous with a semi-upright growth habit. Zaiger genetics introduction.
Cot-N-Candy White Aprium® Apricot: Wonderful new fruit from Zaiger Hybrids. White flesh apricot- plum hybrid. Medium sized fruit with incredible flavor- very sweet and juicy. Ripens early to mid July. Self fruitful, 400 hours of chill required.
Flavor Delight Aprium® Apricot- plum hybrid. Resembles an apricot but with distinctive flavor and texture. High taste test scores. Ripens early June here in the valley. Very low chilling requirements- less than 300 hours. Self fruitful, but larger crops if pollinated by an apricot.
Gold Kist Apricot: Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, very good quality. Heavy bearing. Harvest in the valley is May 26 to June 5, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim. 300 hours of chill required.
Harcot Apricot: From Canada. Frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large fruit with sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best. 700 hours of chill required. Self-fruitful. Ripens June 5 to 17 here in the valley.
Katy Apricot: Large, all-purpose, flavorful freestone. Tree ripe fruit is subacid (not tart). A favorite apricot for warm-winter climates. Early harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). 200 to 300 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.
Royal Rosa Apricot: Extremely vigorous - more disease tolerant than other apricots. Bears young and heavy. Especially nice fruit: sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Very early harvest (late May in Central CA). Excellent backyard apricot. Self fruitful.
Tomcot Apricot: A consistently productive apricot variety. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Slightly tart, old-time apricot flavor. Early harvest, 2 - 3 weeks before Wenatchee Moorpark (June 10 to 20). Originated at Prosser, WA, introduced in 1989. Chilling requirement 500 hours or less. Partly self fruitful, larger crops if pollinated by another apricot.
Tilton Apricot: No.1 apricot for canning, excellent fresh or dried as well. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor - one of the best. Widely adapted. Early July in Central CA. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.